Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Jan Bertsch is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI). She is based at the company’s world headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, and is a member of O-I’s Global Leadership Team.
Bertsch is responsible for the financial and information technology functions of the company, including finance and accounting, corporate reporting, corporate tax, treasury, investor relations and internal audit. She is focused on maintaining the financial flexibility of the company, as well as ensuring the company’s strategic initiatives and capital allocation philosophy to deliver enhanced shareholder value. Working to increase connectivity and efficiency, Bertsch is also responsible for the delivery of technology solutions focused on collaboration.
Bertsch joined O-I in 2015, bringing extensive experience as an operationally-focused chief financial officer with a solid track record of value creation and asset optimization across various manufacturing companies.
Jan served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Sigma-Aldrich, a $2.8 billion life science and technology company. Sigma-Aldrich was later acquired by Merck KGaA. Prior to joining Sigma-Aldrich in 2012, Jan was vice president, controller and principal accounting officer at BorgWarner. She spent nearly 30 years at Chrysler LLC and Ford Motor Company in various roles of increasing responsibility in finance, treasury and information technology. She also serves on the BWX Technologies, Inc. and Meritor, Inc. Board of Directors. Jan served nearly twelve years as the Chair of Wayne State University School of Medicine Board of Visitors.
Bertsch holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a master’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. She also completed executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Bertsch is married and has four children.